June 1, 2020

Media for Transparency Journalism Fellows

The following journalists were selected from the project’s basic data journalism trainings to participate in our five-day advanced reporting boot camp. They will now work on data-driven investigative news stories for their respective news organisations with logistical and editorial support from the Media for Transparency team.


Khan Shehram

Shehram is a Lahore-based freelance feature writer who has written for The News on Sunday and previously worked as a producer for Aaj TV.


Haseem uz Zaman

Haseem is an associate producer at in Karachi where he covers international relations, world lifestyle, and current affairs.


Minerwa Tahir

Minerwa is a web sub-editor at Samaa News. She also reports and writes on human rights issues in Pakistan.


Qaiser Khan

Qaiser is a reporter for Geo News in Peshawar. He covers the education beat and has also frequently reported on social issues.


Rooba Arooj

Rooba is an investigative reporter working with NEO TV and Naibaat newspaper in Lahore. She reports on politics, current affairs, women’s and children’s rights and local governance.


Shehzad Yousafzai

Shehzad reports for the Daily Akhbar-e Khyber from Islamabad. His beats include the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s representation in national politics, the federal ministry for States and Frontier Regions, and education.


Sheraz Akbar

Sheraz is a young freelance journalist based in Peshawar. He has reported on issues related to education, health, and gender for Media Foundation 360.


Syed Abbas Haider

Abbas works for News One in Lahore as a crime reporter. He has reported stories on public safety and police negliegence in the past. Previously he has worked with Geo News and Value News.


Tariq Mehmood Khan

Tariq is a reporter for Royal News in Islamabad. He covers education and technology for the TV channel. He is also a blogger and actively uses online platforms such as social media networks for his journalism.


Urooj Fatima

Urooj works for Daily Pakistan’s English website as an investigative reporter and sub-editor of the op-ed section. She is interested in reporting on transparency in politics and governance.